Remember those May Pole dances? Going in circles and weaving in and out--that's what I did during May. I decided I must finish something so, on Thursday, I used gouache and a china marker, and painted this quickly from a photo taken in a waiting room during January (I accompanied a friend). I don't know who this is but I liked the newspaper and the cap. I sneaked a photo with my iPad and used it as a guide; I don't think anyone will recognize him (unless the foot cast is an identifier).
On May 8, I cut the first rose from the front yard and drew it on the back of an envelope. I liked it so..
I began drawing it with colorsoft pencils, after I found my hand-embroidered napkins--no roses so I went with violets. I stood to look at the arrangement; then sat to draw--exercise. Unable to decide what to do with the background I took a photo of the drawing and...
played around on the iPad. I have five different versions now but have never finished the colorsoft drawing!
Then there was the snake... There is a crack in my walkway beside my front step. I haven't had it repaired because the skinks (blue-tailed lizards) live down there, and I like watching them. Maybe I should say they lived down there. My dog Willie had been sniffing the hole; then my husband asked, "Is that a lizard?" "Well, no." I put Willie in the house, sent my husband inside, and I sat on the porch for quite a while waiting with my camera.
Later, my neighbor called to say she had seen a snake in her house. Willie and I (SnakeBusters) visited but didn't find anything--it was only a black snake and I'm sure he's long gone.